Explore the historical sites of Cebu and Mactan in this private sightseeing day tour of top tourist spots. With stopovers at Lapu-Lapu Shrine and the Virgen de la Regla Church, this trip is perfect for those who want to get an insight into the cities' history filled with remnants from the Spanish colonial times.
Your tour begins when you are picked up from your accommodation in Cebu City. You will then meet your tour guide who will discuss the day’s itinerary as you make your way to the first stop, Fort San Pedro. You will find there the historical elements preserved through the ruins and the monuments displayed in the park.
You will head next to Magellan’s Cross, the first cross planted in the country, signifying the conversion of its people into the Catholic religion by the Spanish Empire. You will also check out Basilica del Sto. Niño, the Temple of Leah, and the Taoist Temple. The temples are a stark contrast to the city’s history that is heavily influenced by Catholicism. Make sure to bring your camera to capture the different but equally stunning architectures of these places of worship.
From Cebu City, you will head next to Mactan Island to pay homage to the first Philippine Hero when you visit the Lapu-Lapu Shrine. You will also see the Magellan Shrine, a marker of where the Datu killed the Portuguese explorer.
Cap off your day by visiting the Virgen de la Regla Church, known as the “Lady of the Rule.” Light a candle (or say a prayer) before you head back to your accommodation in Cebu City as the patron saint is believed to bless her devotees with prosperity.
Hop on this tour and learn about the rich history and culture of the cities of Cebu and Lapu-Lapu. Check availability by selecting a date above.
- All our guides speak English.
- Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs can be limited.